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POETRY WRITTEN 

by Ivon Prefontaine

Sit quietly,

5:30

AM.

Can’t sleep

wait

listen

pay attention

be patient

meditate

contemplate

focus on breath.

Gently return

to a quiet space

solitude

like a river

single words

phrases form

metaphors arise

images appear

in the current.

Discover a gentle smile

on the corners of lips

face softens.

Fresh day

creates space

for voice

words observed

soul speaks

a summer breeze refreshes

asks to be heard.

Tranquil,

bump into creative moment.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ivon Prefontaine is a junior high teacher in a small satellite community of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He regained an appreciation for poetry and found his way back to it after many years. Poetry has reemerged as an integral aspect of his personal expression and complements a growing meditative practice.

Photo: “5:30” by Anne Marthens

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“Poetry Written” and other poems by Ivon Prefontaine will appear in the Silver Birch Press SUMMER ANTHOLOGY, a collection of poetry & prose from authors around the world — available June 1, 2013.

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END OF THE WEEK

by Ivon Prefontaine

Turn the soil

Plant the seeds

Offer precious food

Sustaining liquid

Nourish the spirit

 A soul grows,

Buoyed–

A light shines

Reveals the path

With each step taken.

Breathe

Barely audible

Life giving

End of week arrives

I wait quietly,

I pause patiently,

I till tenderly,

Turn the soil

Plant the seeds

Take care.

“End of the Week” and other poetry by Ivon Prefontaine will appear in the Silver Birch Press Green Anthology — a collection of poetry and prose by authors living in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Europe, and Africa — available by March 15, 2013.

Visit Ivon Prefontaine at his blog, Teacher as Transformer here.

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This invitation — from Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends — serves as introduction to the charming book and, for kids and adults alike, an invitation to the world of poetry.

A big thank you to visitors who “liked” and commented on our recent post of “Writer Waiting,” a poem and illustration from Falling Up by Shel Silverstein. This was the biggest all-time response to a post in the seven-month history of the Silver Birch Press blog. Thank you to Ivon Prefontaine for reblogging the post at his site (Teacher as Transformer), where he has over 1,000 followers.